If you can get a visa to visit North Korea, it is rather expensive as the trip must be paid for in advance. It is cheaper to travel in a group, if you don't, you will need to pay for two guides and a driver. Prices start from about $380 or € 300 for a 5-day group tour including accommodation, meals and transport from Beijing. All reservations are done through the government travel service Ryohaengsa. It is better to have a IATA bonded travel agent deal with them as they can get a refund in case your visa is denied .
How You Can Get Into North Korea Feb 7, 2016
Americans usually are not normally allowed to visit North Korea, with the exception of during the Arirang Mass Games and short trips to Kaesong and Kumgangsan through Hyundai Asan. However, these have been suspended for now due to a South Korean tourist being shot and killed by a North Korean guard in July, 2008. North Korea does not have diplomatic representation in Australia, Canada or the U.S.
If you wish to see the Mass Games it is best to plan to go from mid August to mid October (but check on dates). If you travel in this period, make sure you have booked train and air tickets in advance. Most tours finish in November and start again in March. Foreigners are unwelcome during Kim Il Sung's birthday in February.
10 Everyday Activities That Are Illegal In North Korea
If your next vacation is to North Korea then you might want to cross these activities off your itinerary...driving, drinking, and making phone calls are just a few of the things that can land you in prison if you perform them in the DPRK. Check out these 10 everyday activities that are North Korean no-nos.
Jan 16, 2015
North Korean Motorcycle Diaries
For the past decade, New Zealanders Joanne and Gareth Morgan have been living the semiretired lifestyle of their dreams, traveling around the world on motorcycles .
In late August, the Morgans embarked on their most ambitious journey yet, at least physically. The real journey began years ago, when they decided they wanted to ride the Baekdudaegan, a mountain range that stretches the length of North and South Korea's shared peninsula. After countless hours of negotiation and coordination with both governments, they were granted permission. It was, the Morgans believe, the first time anyone's ever traveled through both countries like that since the partitioning of Korea in 1945. By making the trip they hoped to demonstrate how Koreans can come together over what they have in common.
Dec 10, 2013
Tour agencies for North Korea
VNC Travel Netherlands
Hyundai Asan South Korea
North Korea Travel Hong Kong
DPRK Travel Toronto, Beijing
Geographic Expeditions San Francisco
Go n See Korea Seoul
Korea Reisedienst Germany